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The 2000 Census showed that Cass County had a population of 24,334 people. This represented 1.42% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cass had a population of 25,485 people. This is an increase of 4.73% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201025,241+3.73%-0.96% since 2009
200925,485+4.73%-0.62% since 2008
200825,643+5.38%+0.48% since 2007
200725,520+4.87%+0.23% since 2006
200625,462+4.64%+0.39% since 2005
200525,363+4.23%+0.48% since 2004
200425,241+3.73%+0.92% since 2003
200325,011+2.78%+1.24% since 2002
200224,704+1.52%+0.73% since 2001
200124,524+0.78%+0.78% since 2000
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200024,334The Last Census

Cass County had 10,179 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cass County has a total area<3> of 566 square miles [1,466 km²]. Of this total, 559 square miles [1,448 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.24%) being water (7.03 square miles [18.2 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cass County had a population density of 43.52 people per square mile [16.8 people/km²], making it the state's 12th most densely populated county (out of 93 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cass County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cass and the state of Nebraska.

Click here for the Cass County QuickFact (QF-31025).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Cass County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
PlattsmouthQF-31393456,8676,887-0.29%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cass County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Fremont (IA)QF-19071   SE7,3458,010-8.3%
Mills (IA)QF-19129   E15,00214,5473.13%
LancasterQF-31109   W281,531250,29112.48%
OtoeQF-31131   S15,21415,396-1.18%
SarpyQF-31153   N153,504122,59525.21%
SaundersQF-31155   NW20,05719,8301.14%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cass. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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